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My printout has incorrect colors. What should I do?

    If your printouts have incorrect colors, try these solutions:

    • Make sure the paper type setting matches the paper you loaded.
    • Make sure the Black/Grayscale or Grayscale setting is not selected in your printer software.
    • If you selected Standard-Vivid (Windows) or Normal-Vivid (Mac) as the quality setting in the printer software, try selecting Standard (Windows) or Normal (Mac) instead.
    • Run a nozzle check to see if any of the print head nozzles are clogged. Then clean the print head, if necessary.
    • The ink cartridges may be old or low on ink, and you may need to replace them.
    • After you print, the colors in your printout need time to set as the ink dries. During this time, the colors may look different than you expect. To speed up drying time, do not stack your printouts on top of each other.
    • Your printed colors can never exactly match your on-screen colors. However, you can use a color management system to get as close as possible. Try using the color management options in your printer software.
    • For best results, use genuine Epson paper.
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    Print Head Maintenance
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    Selecting Basic Print Settings - Windows
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Published:  May 16, 2019 Was this helpful​? Thank you for the feedback!
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